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Software adapts speech to ambient noise level

Loudspeaker announcements at railway stations are often incomprehensible, since the surroundings are noisy. With new software, the clarity of such announcements can be considerably improved. A microphone picks up ambient ...

dateFeb 01, 2016 in Software
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NASA damage maps may help in future quakes

Nepal's magnitude 7.8 Gorkha earthquake caused significant damage and loss of life in 2015. In natural disasters like this, it is critical to locate areas that are in the most need of assistance as fast as possible.

dateFeb 01, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Bezos transforms Washington Post in digital age

Under new owner Jeff Bezos, The Washington Post is no longer just a newspaper. It's reinventing itself as a "media and technology company" that hopes to blaze a trail for newsrooms struggling to transition to a digital era.

dateJan 30, 2016 in Business
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